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Smoking 2000 XR600R

Hi Gang,

I tried the search on this and came up zero. Anyway, I've got a 2000 Honda XR600R that smokes quite a bit from the Exhaust after it has been ridden for a while. Seems to be worse after I ride downhill without the throttle on then open the throttle to go up the other side of the hill. My guess is worn valve guide seals but I sure would appreciate the opinions and recomended repairs of an EXPERT. My riding partners XR600r does the same on occassion but not as bad as mine.

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I think you are on the right track there. Obviously, check the valve guides while the valves are out and have a look into the cylinder to check for wear.

How many km/miles has the bike done?
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what colour is the smoke?
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It's blue smoke so it's burning oil.

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smoke

if it is not smoking from start up, it is less likely to be the valve seals, more likely worn bores/sticky rings in my opinion. what mileage you say?
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Sorry to disagree. If it smokes after running with the throttle closed that indicates worn valve seals. Piston/rings/bore will smoke under load.
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